Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1986-03-24
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Audience Master Cassette (Nakamichi 300 / Sony D5M) > Nakamichi BX-300 > CD > SHN
This is a new seed, with sector boundary errors fixed but otherwise no changes, April 2003. (Peter Braverman)
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- Audience Master Cassette (Nakamichi 300 / Sony D5M) > Nakamichi BX-300 > CD > SHNThis is a new seed, with sector boundary errors fixed but otherwise no changes, April 2003. (Peter Braverman)
- The Spectrum
Subject: Morning Dew
Anyways, this morning dew is incredibly! Out of the tons of shows I have listened to this one always grabs my attention. I know many people often overlook 86 because of Jerry's condition by then, but if one takes a closer look they will not be let down.
A wonderful Sailor>Saint and oh yeah did I mention the Dew :)
Subject: Was on the wall
Jack P and I were right in front of Jerry that night. I will never forget Jack P reaction to "box. We had done the wall two nights in a row and the plan was to vacate after the first set and I asked if he wanted to leave and he screams "Are you kidding they just played Box of rain". This Dew is second only to Augusta's for all my Dews. We got the wall every show but two in Hartford this east coast tour. We learned how to wait in line and not dose till we got to the wall. Its amazing how people would give us goodies because we werre the first couple people in line.
Subject: Just get the Dew
Morning Dew 5 stars, rest of show 2 stars.
Subject: Box of Rain...............
Great quality .
Subject: Great show
The roof lifted about 10 feet off the Spectrum when they started "Box of Rain" and another 50 feet when Phil started singing & everyone realized what it was. I knew they had played it in Hampton but we thought maybe it was a one-off.
By the way, in "Ramble on Rose" at around 1:16 you will hear a loud pop followed by lots of applause. A balloon had drifted up on stage and was floating near Jerry's mike stand. Without missing a beat he reached out with his guitar neck and popped the balloon with a string end on the headstock. Thus the pop & cheering.
This sounds a lot like the aud tape I had back in the day.
Subject: Fond Memories
Subject: Great show, levels high
Subject: awesome second set
for '86, this is as good as it gets!
Subject: Blue Collar
Subject: great show
Okay, onto the music. This is a superb and unique show. The first set is solid and well-played, but unspectacular song-wise until the Box of Rain closer. This was its second performance since its ressurection at Hampton a week earlier and, in the days of no internet, not everyone knew it would be coming. The audience response underscores this reality. The second set, as is often the case, is where its at. High Time, even with a few missed chords is utterly soulful and indicative of things to come. The final Grateful Dead Lost Sailor is beautiful. Saint is on fire, Bobby can't hold back the expletives - I don't blame him. The gem of the show, though comes in the Morning Dew out of space (they are always more special out of space). It is absolutely explosive, especially the guitar solo in the middle which bristles with feedback, and the astounding finale jam, which is perhaps one of the most impassioned ever. Especially noteworthy are Brent's accompaniment and (no surprise here) Garcia's almost uncontrollable passion. As usual, words can't do it justice - check it out. The Midnight Hour encore (it was midnight, by the way - I think it was an 8:00 pm starting time because of some event at the Spectrum prior) is a romp. Very loose and spontaneous for an encore (no 3 minute I Fought the Law here!).
Enjoy this beauty.
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